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Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Preparatory Exercise for Blind Octaves No. 2 [for children] by Michael Sayers @ 03/03/15 02:15 AM

Emphasis here is on bel canto melody vs. subdued accompaniment. It is a longtime habit, from transcribing contrapuntal compositions, to have the tenuto marks off to the side and positioned to indicate a specific note head or stem. That isn't necess
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Jump to new posts Preparatory Exercise for Blind Octaves No. 1 [for children] by Michael Sayers @ 03/03/15 02:15 AM

Except for some chords and octaves with hand span permitting, this is played entirely with the thumbs.
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Jump to new posts Preliminary Exercises for Children, set two by Michael Sayers @ 03/03/15 02:15 AM

The emphasis here is on dotted rhythms.
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Jump to new posts Preliminary Exercises for Children, set one by Michael Sayers @ 03/03/15 02:15 AM

Exercises A. and B. in this set borrow a motif from a J.S. Bach Invention.
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Jump to new posts Beale pins by Chris Leslie @ 03/02/15 02:52 PM

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Jump to new posts Ervin Nyiregyhazi compositions at YouTube by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 12:33 PM

Hi Everyone, I have assembled a playlist of these which includes in addition to my three videos: - Nine with Stefan Abels showing his exquisite and sensitive artistry - Two with Alvaro Ordonez the Lisztian-Busonian - One with Patrick Ytting who i
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Jump to new posts Soliloquy by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:41 AM

miniature #7 There is a recording of Soliloquy by pianist Stefan Abels here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZLmwvzx9kQ I am looking forward to any response and critique of the music content and notation in these seven miniatures.
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Jump to new posts Funeral Sarabande by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:40 AM

miniature #6 There is a recording of Funeral Sarbande by pianist Stefan Abels here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcVHgDwO-Bo
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Jump to new posts Lullaby by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:40 AM

miniature #5 Lullaby would be played with alternating hands in the measures of ascending and descending tremolos.
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Jump to new posts Prayer, Thankfulness and Time with God by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:40 AM

miniature #4 Prayer, Thankfulness and Time with God is in some measures a bit saccharine but perhaps makes up for it elsewhere.
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Jump to new posts Etude: Homage to Liszt by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:40 AM

miniature #3 Etude: Homage to Liszt begins with an allusion to Liszt's Aux cyprès de la Villa d'Este I: Thrénodie.
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Jump to new posts For Sarah by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:40 AM

miniature #2 For Sarah is another musical diary entry.
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Jump to new posts Aristocrat of the Slums by Michael Sayers @ 03/02/15 05:39 AM

Aristocrat of the Slums is the first of eight miniatures that will be posted here. As revealed by the title, it was composed during a dark time. Measures 1 - 18 were composed on Apr. 23, 2008, and measures 19 - 30 on May 8, 2008.
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Jump to new posts Frank & Kathy's Valentines Day Gig 2015 by Piano World @ 03/01/15 10:42 PM

Kathy and I played a private party at a lovely home in Freedom NH on Valentines Day. We had a great time, really nice group. The couple who hosted the party said they received a lot of nice thank you notes from the party, and that they all mentioned
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Jump to new posts Frank and Kathy's Valentines Day Gig by Piano World @ 03/01/15 10:36 PM

Some pictures from a gig we played on Valentines Day.
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Jump to new posts PianoDisc ProRecord by Mompou's Cat @ 03/01/15 05:14 PM

All -- I am a high-level amateur pianist looking for a solution for practicing piano in the evenings without disturbing the family. After lengthy research, having gone through digital and Yamaha hybrid options (hybrids are too expensive), I am looki
Member Recordings
Jump to new posts My first Piano video recording - Brennan - A minor by Brennan McMahon @ 03/01/15 05:10 PM

Hello dudes, This is my first recording ever of me playing piano. So its not that good, but I plan to get better. I am a guitar player but found myself enjoying the piano also.  Ive been playing Piano 1 year. This is in the key of A Minor.    
Piano Concerts, Recitals, Competitions, and Workshops
Jump to new posts YUNDI Li Vancouver 2015 Chopin solo Recital @Orpheum July 2 by pianoconcert1990 @ 03/01/15 03:06 PM

BIG NEWS: Attention to all Vancouver Classical Music lovers: World-renowed pianist YUNDI is returning to Vancouver this summer on July 2nd @Orpheum Theatre to give out an all-Chopin solo recital. YUNDI's last recital in Vancouver was 2006. It has be
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Homage to Nyiregyházi by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 01:46 PM

Tremolo intensive composition #3 Homage to Nyiregyházi is dedicated to living composer John Carollo. Some tremolos are marked as 64th notes rather than as 32nd notes. The composition features a concluding section in mixed metres.
Composer's Lounge
Jump to new posts Late Happy 201st Birthday Mr. Liszt by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 01:46 PM

Tremolo intensive composition #2 This work reflects the otherworldly aspect of Liszt's presence.
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Jump to new posts Resan till Sverige (redux) by Michael Sayers @ 03/01/15 01:45 PM

This is the first of four engraved tremolo intensive compositions to share here for observation and critique. Resan till Sverige was discussed here previously. I am sincerely appreciative of all the input. This composition was motivated by recolle
Piano Photo Gallery - Pictures of Pianos
Jump to new posts Screenshot of Matlab Tuner Aid by PaintedPostDave @ 03/01/15 01:43 PM

Screenshot of Matlab Tuner Aid
Piano Forum
Jump to new posts Need recommendations to modify my 52" upright. by Vivanco @ 03/01/15 01:03 PM

I have a 30-year-old US 50, should I change the strings? Should I change the hammers to an American hammer like Ronson? Can I get a deeper and better base if I change the strings from the stock original ones??
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